Ilya Muromets

Russian - A hero, one of the bogatiri. He was too weak to move until, at the age of thirty-three, he was given honey by pilgrims. From then on, he defended his country with a magic bow against all comers and killed the monster, Nightingale the Brigand. He decreed the building of the cathedral at Kiev and died when it was complete when his body turned to stone. Also identified as Ilya Muromets, Ilya Muromyets, Ilya Muromyets, Muromets, Ilya, Muromets, Ilya, Muromyets, Ilya, Muromyets, Ilya, Svyatogor or Svyatogor.

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